spong-cleanup - perform nightly maintenance to the spong database
This program performs routine, regular maintenance of the spong database.
Cleans out any history older then 7 days. It moves the old history for
each host into the $SPONG_ARCHIVE directory. If
you don't think you would ever want to get at that history, then you can just
change the script so that it is deleted.
* Removes any acknowledgements that are no longer valid.
* Removes any services that don't seem to be reported any more (if you
stop monitoring something on a machine - the old entry will still hang around
and show up as purple).
The spong-cleanup program should be run every night as a cronjob. This will
ensure that database queries are speedy especially the History Log displays.
spong-cleanup reads the standard spong.conf and spong.conf.<host>
This defines the directory where the Spong database will be stored. Each host
will have a subdirectory in this directory which is named for the host.
The directory where to put old history file entries for each host. Each host
has it's own file in this directory.
This is the number of days of history to keep for each host in the
spong-server database. Any old history is append to the file for the host under
the $SPONG_ARCHIVE directory.
This is the number of days to retain stale service status (i.e. purple
status) entries in the spong-server database. Any service service status
entries older than <$OLD_SERVICE> days old are deleted from the
Perl v5.005_03 or greater is required.
None know bugs.
the spong-server entry elsewhere in this document,
Ed Hill <
firstname.lastname@example.org>, Unix System Administrator, The University of
Stephen L Johnson <
Based on code/ideas from Sean MacGuire (BB), and Helen Harrison (Pong). Ed Hill
original converted Big Brother (http://www.bb4.com) into Perl which diverged
from Big Brother to become Spong. Ed Hill continued Spong development until
version 2.1. Stephen L Johnson took over development in October, 1999 with his
changes which became Spong 2.5.
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